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in tahrir square huge crowds protesting in tahrir square, angry at president morsy and his muslim brotherhood, accusing them of hijacking their revolution in their country. and it was hard to miss the large number of women in that crowd today. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel has more from cairo. >> reporter: tens of thousands came, down with morsy, they shouted. leave, leave. what a change for the new egyptian president. just last week, he won praise from mediating an end to the gaza crisis. but then, riding high, morsy shocked the country, declaring his decisions above the law. leaving parliament and the courts virtually powerless. now his loyalists have pushed through a new constitution in a single day. judges call it illegal. but they have been silenced. it triggered a wave of protests. the anger is also directed to the united states, people say president obama has gone too far to embrace the muslim brotherhood and has been too quick to praise president morsy, only making him bolder to take this controversial power grab. the demonstrators say the new constitution
with the latest on that showdown. >> reporter: this was president morsi's day. tens of thousands of his muslim brotherhood and other islamist supporters packed the streets outside cairo university looking more like a political rally than a protest. they needed to show up in big numbers to slow the opposition's momentum and did not disappoint. i think the numbers you see today show the true legitimacy is with president morsi, he said. they applauded morsi's controversial decree giving him near absolute power as well as a draft constitution, which human rights experts warn could seriously limit freedoms of speech, religion, and women's rights. they are against islam and don't want islamic law said this protester. we want islamic law. while clashes between pro and anti--morsi protesters in alexandria left at least a dozen wounded, here in cairo one of the largest islamist demonstrations ever was peaceful. meanwhile, in tahrir square several hundred tired morsi opponents tried to keep up their spirits. mohamed sayedi has lived in a tent for nine days and remains defiant. >> we would keep our right
evening, brian, the egyptian president, mohamed morsy, supporters of the muslim brotherhood want a strong president and want more islamic law. his opponents say the president is forcing an islamic agenda down their throat. and today, the two sides clashed. on the door step of egypt's presidential palace, leading clashes, the fighting injured hundreds. the fighting is very fluid, sometimes the anti-morsy demonstrators, those right here will make advances just a few yards then get driven back. there are no police here, they are just two sides facing each other in the streets. as one side advances the other retreats. demonstrators kept police from the scene. there is still mistrust here, during the revolution of hosni mubarak. >> when the egyptian people go out again in the streets, they never go back. they must win, otherwise the muslim brotherhood will destroy egypt. >> reporter: a battle for the soul of the biggest country in the arab word. and tonight, brian, four of president morsy's 22 advisers have resigned in protest, saying president morsy should do more to bring calm here. brian? >
hundred injuries, and in an address tonight, morsy only slightly softened his position, claiming the move was only temporary. >>> and after the war on drugs, almost a million marijuana-related arrests every year. possession is now legal in washington state. but the new marijuana law is now setting the stage for a new showdown involving the feds. we get the story from kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: at seattle landmark, a celebration. as of midnight, washington state's new law makes it legal for adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. >> the first legal case. >> reporter: the new system is modelled on alcohol laws. it is still illegal to drive impaired or possess pot under twenty-one, they issued verbal warnings only. you can legally possess one ounce, use it in private. but stores will not be licensed to sell it for recreational use for a year, without a prescription there is still no sale. recreational users are going to say where am i going to buy this marijuana if it is illegal to sell marijuana still? >> reporter: federal law still prohibits the sale in any state. >> the federal
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